Bodybuilders and experts debate: Is Mike O’Hearn really all natural?
In the realm of natural bodybuilding, Mike O’Hearn is one of the biggest names to stand out. This is due to two major things. One is his personality and entrepreneurial spirit. He has transformed himself into a brand with multiple businesses, magazine, and TV appearances. The second reason is a more controversial one. Ever since he first appeared in the public eye with his masterful physique – his all natural credentials have been questioned.
It’s easy to see why. Mike O’Hearn clearly has one of the best physiques in the natural bodybuilding world. His physique is so massive and shredded – that many bodybuilding fans and athletes alike don’t believe it can be achieved without steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. Ever since he was 13 years old – O’Hearn has stuck to his story of being all natural. He’s never wavered.
This kind of questioning has been a challenging hurdle to overcome for any natural athlete. Which is why certain leagues like the INBA/PNBA go out of their way to have the best drug testing possible. Still despite all efforts, fans of untested pro bodybuilding often question the validity of natural bodybuilder claims.
In this exclusive clip from Generation Iron: Natty 4 Life, we not only sit down and speak with Mike O’Hearn himself but also question a wide variety of pro bodybuilders, experts, trainers, and coaches. Each chime in with their thoughts on whether or not it’s possible for Mike O’Hearn to be all natural.
One thing certainly becomes clear – no one trains with the same level of focus and dedication as O’Hearn. For multiple decades Mike O’Hearn has dedicated himself to training at 5am and sticking to the same strict diet. Just like his all natural claims, he doesn’t waver. He is one of the most consistent bodybuilders in the history of the sport. Perhaps that’s how he achieves such an incredible all natural physique.
There will always be those who question the validity of his statements. It’s the unfortunate cross that O’Hearn and many other natural bodybuilders have to bear. Perhaps as we dig deeper in Generation Iron: Natty 4 Life, we’ll be able to come to a clear answer for all to see.
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